Chester, July 15: English all-rounder Paul Collingwood might have been discarded by the English Cricket Board for the limited-overs leg of Sri Lanka's tour of Ole Blighty. But he has shown that he still has some cricketing verve left in him after taking a hat-trick to help his team Durham crush Nottinghamshire in England's domestic Twenty20 tournament.
Collingwood's side bowled out their opponents for a mere 47, the lowest total ever recorded in the English version of the game. Before Thursday's match, Sussex was at the wrong end of the record, being skittled out for 67 by Nottinghamshire at Hove in 2004.
It was bad news for Bilal Shafayat,David Willey and 17-year-old rookie Oliver Stone when Collingwood dismissed them off successive deliveries.
Collingwood, who captained England to the World Twenty20 championship in 2010 before being dropped this summer, returned fantastic figures of 5/6 as the opponents folded in just 12.5 overs.
It was the second hat-trick in this season's competition following Wahab Riaz's effort for Kent against Gloucestershire.